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Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME

OBITUARY

Harold "Red" Durwood Dunlap

April 14, 1927July 11, 2019

SIDNEY-Harold D. Dunlap, 92, died July 11, 2019. He was born in Norridgewock, Maine on April 14, 1927 and spent the first half of his life there. He graduated from Norridgewock High School in 1945 and immediately joined the Navy. He was on his way to the Pacific theater and had made it to Guam when VJ Day was declared. Upon discharge, he returned home and got a job with CMP, where he stayed for 47 years, first reading meters, and eventually as the supervisor of the meter testing lab in Augusta. After his retirement, he twice went with a CMP group to Armenia to consult with their government about upgrading that country’s electrical grid. He married Shirley Smith in 1948 and they remained married for the 71 years until his death. They had a great life together, right up to the end. In addition to his day job, he was: a licensed master electrician, an accomplished wood worker (clocks a specialty), member of the Norridgewock Volunteer Fire Department for decades, first aid instructor, high school alumni association president for many years, 32nd degree Mason, antique tractor owner and fan, and Dickinson family genealogist. In his later years, he held court over breakfast every weekend with family and friends at Big G’s. Although his life was very busy, he always had time for his family. He attended all the school events of his children he could, and later he and Shirley were constantly in Yarmouth to support their 4 grandchildren in whatever activities they were involved in, and there were a lot of them. He adored his grandchildren and they adored their Grampa. He was also very proud of his 5 (soon to be 6) great-grandchildren. He is survived by the love of his life, Shirley, his wife of 71 years: son Mark and his wife Martha, of Yarmouth; daughter Jayne Adams and her husband Don, of Winslow; his grandchildren, Nate, and wife Jess, of Burke, VA, Amos and wife Corina of Cumberland, Lucas and wife Melissa of Covington, KY, and Maggie Keeshan and husband Connor of Old Greenwich, CT; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters Marilyn Dunlap of Skowhegan, and Jeannette Corson of Madison, and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Maine General Medical Center and the Veteran’s Home in Augusta for their wonderful care in the last weeks of his life. Family and friends are invited to visit from 10am until the time of service on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Norridgewock Congregational Church, 39 River Road, Norridgewock where a funeral service with Masonic Rite will begin at 11am. A reception at church will follow services and interment will be at 1:30pm at Sunset View Cemetery, Norridgewock.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by the love of his life, Shirley, his wife of 71 years: son Mark and his wife Martha, of Yarmouth; daughter Jayne Adams and her husband Don, of Winslow; his grandchildren, Nate, and wife Jess, of Burke, VA, Amos and wife Corina of Cumberland, Lucas and wife Melissa of Covington, KY, and Maggie Keeshan and husband Connor of Old Greenwich, CT; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters Marilyn Dunlap of Skowhegan, and Jeannette Corson of Madison, and several nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visiting Hour Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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